NIASPAN is pharmaceutical grade niacin. Niacin (nicotinic acid) is a B vitamin that your body uses to help turn food into energy.2 NIASPAN is a prescription medication that, when used along with diet and exercise, has been shown to provide cholesterol benefits.1
NIASPAN is available in 500-mg, 750-mg, and 1000-mg tablets. Tablets not shown actual size.
|Clinically proven with cholesterol-lowering agents1,3||Yes||No|
|FDA-approved for cholesterol benefits1||Yes||No|
|Controlled release of niacin into bloodstream1,3||Yes||No|
|Carefully regulated and controlled—less variability2,5||Yes||No|
Only your doctor can decide if NIASPAN should be part of your treatment plan.
NIASPAN and other medicines (including vitamins and herbal supplements) can react with each other and may
Tell your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription medicines you take, including:
Also tell your doctor if you consume large amounts of alcohol.
NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release tablets) are a prescription medication used along with diet when a low-cholesterol diet and exercise alone are not enough.
Taking NIASPAN with another cholesterol-lowering medicine (simvastatin) does not reduce heart attacks or strokes more than taking simvastatin alone.
For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
References: 1. NIASPAN [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc.
2. Mayo Clinic. Niacin can boost ‘good’ cholesterol. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/niacin/art-20046208. Published April 15, 2017. Accessed
Please see the full Prescribing Information for NIASPAN and discuss it with your healthcare provider.
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NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release) tablets are a prescription medication used along with diet when a low-cholesterol diet and exercise alone are not enough.